Mount Agung, Bali, previously dormant since 1963, has been rumbling for the past few months.
Hundreds of thousands of people have been evacuated from the 10KM radius of the volcano, and have been living in temporary camps for the past couple of months. This was precipitated by many trembles and a little puff of smoke here and there, but towards the beginning on November things seemed to quieten down and some displaced people decided to go home, and soe businesses within the evacuation zone chose to reopen, having lost a fortune of money.
More recently, a few days ago, she started to emit huge amounts of smoke and ash, causing the airport to shut down and the evacuation zone to be extended and enforced once again. At the time of publishing this article the Bali airport is open and fully operational.
It is believed the activity of Mount Agung has entered the magmatic eruption phase, where it is spewing ash and there is a possibility of another explosive eruption.
Indonesia’s disaster agency has said Bali is “still safe” for tourists apart from the evacuation zone around the volcano.
Many tourists are re-arranging their flight schedules and itineraries to fly out of alternative international airports like Jakarta in anticipation of the airport in Bali having to close again.0